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Turaida Castle, Sigulda
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Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. Put Turaida Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sigulda travel itinerary maker.
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  • Redeeming feature is an interesting museum exhibit, on balance if you have the time go there, but don't necessarily make a special trip for it 
  • No I went up to the Castle, but everything else that surrounded him was beautiful with lots of variety of flowers that drew so much attention. Beautiful
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  • The environment is beautiful but Castle seemed to me that it could be more exploited. Small exhibition and little else.
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